Definition of Icenian in English:

Icenian

(also Icenaean)

noun

  • 1A member of the Iceni.

  • 2Geology. The Icenian stage; the strata collectively dating from this time. Now rare.

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to the Iceni; belonging to the Iceni.

  • 2Geology. Designating a stage of the early Pleistocene series (originally regarded as late Pliocene), exemplified by deposits of sand, clay, etc., in East Anglia; of or relating to this stage.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Grenewey (fl. 1598), translator. From the name of the Iceni + -ian.

Pronunciation

Icenian

/ʌɪˈsiːnɪən/